I know that sounds like something out of a children's book, but it's true. So hear me out.
So often, there is a feeling of "specialness" associated with having an eating disorder. It's a big part of the reason people are afraid to really recover. They fear losing that specialness, that part of them that makes them someone, that feeling of power, that deep seated persona.
The thing is, we are all special. Specialness does not die with your eating disorder--it just gets re-applied, reassigned to something WORTH that feeling.
Why are bones special? Or feelings of hunger? Or conquering those feelings of hunger? Or being in control of depriving ourselves day after day? Why is self-sabotage special? Will holding onto unhealthy ways really keep us special? It's a fallacy. Believe me. It is.
Depression. Dying. Misery. Pain. Confusion. Since when are those things special? I mean, really special?
Your mission, if you choose to accept it: FIND OUT what REALLY makes you special.
Because I promise you--it's NOT your eating disorder.